Yes, Star Trek needed a reboot in order to make it relevant to today's younger audience. Nope, it's not the same, but it is fun. That nuTrek movie alone has allowed me to introduce my Star Trek to a younger audience without having them simply roll their eyes and walk away.
Fortunatly the worst of Abrams traits (ooooooverrrly maudlin schmaltzy death/near death scenes)* gets over and done with before the credits. I'm surprised that some Peter Gabriel or Bob Dylan song wasn't playing over the destruction of the Kelvin.
all IMHO of course. My wife and daughter boo-hoo every time at that scene. And me (being a bigger crybaby than anyone) just roll my eyes.
* Same thing in LOST when **** is hanging on to Sawyer and he's going "Don't you do it!!!!". My wife is crying and I'm saying out loud "He's just ripping off An Officer and a Gentleman!!"